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  • Guilty verdicts reached in FAMU fatal-hazing case

    Guilty verdicts reached in FAMU fatal-hazing case
    The convictions Friday of three former Florida A&M University band members in the 2011 hazing death of a fellow percussionist represent the end of the state's prosecution against all the students involved in the case. But for Pam and Robert Champion Sr....
  • State, defense rest in second FAMU fatal hazing trial

    State, defense rest in second FAMU fatal hazing trial
    The state and the defense are finished calling witnesses in the second Florida A&M University hazing trial prompted by the 2011 death of drum major Robert Champion during a marching band tradition. Today concludes the third day of testimony in the...
  • Testimony begins in 2nd fatal FAMU hazing trial

    Testimony begins in 2nd fatal FAMU hazing trial
    For Robert Champion Sr. and his wife, Pam, the second trial in their son's hazing death is just as painful as the first. The Georgia couple have made the 442-mile trip to Orlando so often since their son, a Florida A&M University student, died in 2011...
  • Jury selection begins in fatal hazing trial for three ex-FAMU band members

    Jury selection begins in fatal hazing trial for three ex-FAMU band members
    Jury selection is underway in the trial of three ex-FAMU band members accused of hazing drum major Robert Champion to death in 2011. Aaron Golson, Benjamin McNamee and Darryl Cearnel will stand trial together. Each face manslaughter and felony...
  • 3 more FAMU ex-band members face trial in fatal hazing

    3 more FAMU ex-band members face trial in fatal hazing
    The second trial in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion is set to begin today , and this time three ex-band members will face a jury together. One initially told investigators he tried to save Champion after the 26-year-old collapsed....
  • FAMU hazing death: Trial set for three defendants

    FAMU hazing death: Trial set for three defendants
    The trial of three men charged in the fatal hazing of FAMU drum major Robert Champion is set for April 20, according to a lawyer for one of the ex-band members. Aaron Golson, Benjamin McNamee and Darryl Cearnel will face a jury together, Golson's...
  • Judge rejects Martin's bid for new trial in FAMU hazing

    Judge rejects Martin's bid for new trial in FAMU hazing
    A judge has rejected a request for a new trial by Dante Martin, who faces up to 22 years in prison for his role in the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion. Martin's legal team argued that Orange Circuit Judge Renee Roche...
  • Man sentenced in FAMU hazing death released from jail

    Man sentenced in FAMU hazing death released from jail
    A man jailed on manslaughter charges in the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion was released Thursday. Jessie Baskin was released from the Orange County Corrections Department at 9:26 a.m., department spokeswoman Carrie...
  • Former FAMU band member guilty of manslaughter in Robert Champion hazing case

    Former FAMU band member guilty of manslaughter in Robert Champion hazing case
    The manslaughter verdict in the fatal hazing of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion should send a message as loud and clear as the famous Marching 100 band, State Attorney Jeff Ashton said Friday. “I hope this scares people enough...
  • FAMU drummer endured hazing to earn bus 'privileges'

    FAMU drummer endured hazing to earn bus 'privileges'
    Lissette Sanchez, a graduate of Oak Ridge High School in Orlando, said she allowed Florida A&M University band members beat her to earn privileges on the Marching 100's percussion bus. Sanchez, 21, testified this morning at the Orange County...
  • Slain FAMU drum major's parents to fight hazing at Florida Classic

    Slain FAMU drum major's parents to fight hazing at Florida Classic
    The parents of slain drum major Robert Champion plan to hand out anti-hazing pamphlets Saturday before the Florida Classic, the annual football game in Orlando between in-state rivals Florida A&M University and Bethune Cookman University. Champion, 26,...